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Game #4965

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Attendance: 60,097

Drew

Premier League

6th (-)

Arsenal

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Emirates Stadium

Villa concede a 90'+3 goal as Arsenal hold them to a draw at the Emirates but it is now just one defeat in thirteen Premier League games for Martin O'Neill's side.

Arsenal

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates Villa's opener that looked like the winner before Arsenal struck lucky with a 90'+3 goal at the Emirates, Saturday, 1 March 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Phillippe Senderos
๐Ÿ” | 32โ€™ Sub off, Nigel Reo-Coker, Sub on, Zat Knight
๐Ÿ” | 40โ€™ Sub off, Curtis Davies, Sub on, Isaiah Osbourne
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Arsenal 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Shaun Maloney, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
๐ŸŸจ | 80โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+2 Booking, Isaiah Osbourne
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+3 Goal, 1-1, (Arsenal), Nicklas Bendtner
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa concede a 90'+3 equaliser and are held to a draw in a game they had looked certain to win. Villa remained in 6th place and now had just one defeat in the last eleven Premier League games.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #73 |
Saturday, 1 March 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 21 Jan 08, Villa 2-2 Liverpool (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ

Mark Clattenburg

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up for the first time in ten games.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.10 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 31.03 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.28 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Arsenal

GK Manuel Almunia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Gaรซl Clichy | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Philippe Senderos |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐Ÿ” |
CB William Gallas | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Bacary Sagna | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Abou Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Cesc Fร bregas | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Aleksandr Hleb | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ |
M Matthieu Flamini | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emmanuel Adebayor | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 40โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Philippe Senderos |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| (M Denรญlson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Abou Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Nicklas Bendtner | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Matthieu Flamini | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Gilberto Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jens Lehmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Justin Hoyte | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/11
Homegrown: 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/16
Homegrown: 4/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 1/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 2/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 32%
Possession A | 68%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 8

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œItโ€™s hard to describe, to come here and play so well. We deserved to win because we played brilliantly.

โ€œWeโ€™re capable of attacking every team. We didnโ€™t come here just to hit them on the break. Weโ€™re capable of scoring and, unfortunately, conceding.

โ€œWeโ€™re a miles better side than when we came here last season.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 1 March 2008

*A late Nicklas Bendtner goal rescued Arsenal after a Philippe Senderos own goal had seemed set to cost them their place at the top of the Premier League.*

Gabriel Agbonlahorโ€™s driven, low cross was turned into his own net by the unfortunate Senderos on 27 minutes.

Villa almost added a second but Manuel Almunia did superbly to turn Shaun Maloneyโ€™s fierce shot onto the post.

As a below-par Arsenal looked destined for defeat, substitute Bendtner poked in an equaliser in the last 10 seconds.

Arsenal started the match looking determined to shake off the after-effects of last weekendโ€™s nightmarish experience at Birmingham, the scene of two points dropped as well as Eduardoโ€™s horrific leg break.

And Theo Walcott - up front in place of Eduardo - brought a fine save out of Scott Carson after an exquisite turn and shot.

Soon though, Arsenal were given warning that Villa would launch fast counter-attacks whenever possible.

It took a superbly-timed sliding tackle from William Gallas to prevent Agbonlahor teeing up a shot when clean through in the box.

However, Arsenal might have taken the lead had Senderos not fallen backwards as he volleyed goalwards after a poor punch from Carson.

There was little time for Senderos to reflect on that as Agbonlahorโ€™s pace caught Arsenal out and his fierce low cross was turned in by the unfortunate Swiss defender at his near post.

Villa suffered some rotten luck when first Nigel Reo-Coker and then, six minutes later, Curtis Davies had to go off due to injury.
But defensively they remained solid and they also stayed true to their strategy of hitting on the break.

It almost got them a second goal, but Maloneyโ€™s vicious 25-yard drive was pushed onto the post by a full-stretch Almunia.

As half-time approached Arsenal might have snatched an equaliser after great trickery from Walcott, but Cesc Fabregas fired over from eight yards.

Trying to raise the tempo after the restart, Arsenal surged at Villa and Walcott drove in a shot that Carson palmed around his left post.

A better save came shortly after at the other end, when Almunia did superbly to divert Ashley Youngโ€™s fizzing shot away from the bottom corner.

Back came Arsenal, and Matthieu Flamini dragged a shot wide before substitute Bendtner missed with a header and Gael Clichy also failed to trouble Carson.

Then a chance for each team in quick succession - and while Almunia was relieved that Agbonlahor shot straight at him, Carson made an outstanding stop from Alexander Hleb.

But as they came forward Arsenal also looked vulnerable and Villa substitute Marlon Harewood smashed a shot at Almunia when he might have done better.

A rising drive from Flamini went over the bar as Arsenal pressed, and it was looking as though Villa would be only the second team to win at The Emirates.

But in added time Bendtner slotted in from six yards following Adebayorโ€™s downward header to ensure Arsenal stay a point above Manchester United in the table.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œItโ€™s hard to describe, to come here and play so well. We deserved to win because we played brilliantly.

โ€œWeโ€™re capable of attacking every team. We didnโ€™t come here just to hit them on the break. Weโ€™re capable of scoring and, unfortunately, conceding.

โ€œWeโ€™re a miles better side than when we came here last season.โ€